Slow Cooker Apple Butter – Slow Cooking Perfected
This slow-cooked apple butter is easy to make and is a great way to use some old apples.
If you’ve never heard of apple butter before, simply put, it’s highly concentrated applesauce. A good apple butter should achieve a deep brown color and have the consistency of a thick jam.
This apple butter recipe is best started before bed because of the time it takes to cook. You can speed it up by cooking over high heat, but like most slow cooker recipes, I suggest simmering.
I recommend gala apples, you can use other apple varieties and still get similar results. The most likely difference you’ll notice is the taste. For best results, I suggest using delicious golden apples, McIntosh or gala.
Ground cinnamon can be exchanged for a cinnamon stick. Be sure to remove it before mixing the apples, otherwise, you will end up with pieces of cinnamon rind through the apple butter.
If you’re not sure how sweet you want the butter, you can avoid putting most of the sugar in until after you’ve finished the mash step. Instead, adjust the sugar once it has been pureed.
Uses of Apple Butter
This delicious preserve is useful in many meals. Below are a couple of examples of what you can use it for.
I love using it in a bread pudding for a little extra flavor. It’s a slight adjustment to the recipe, but the result is certainly worth it.
You can use it as a condiment with your next roast pork instead of the usual applesauce. It’s much richer than applesauce, so you won’t need to use as much.
Butter is perfect to spread on fresh bread or banana bread. Personally, I love having it on my fruit toast for breakfast as it adds many delicious apple flavors.
There are many more uses for this apple butter, so if you have any suggestions, be sure to let us know.
method of storing apple butter will influence how long it will last. At a minimum, this seasoning should last at least two weeks. Alternatively, storing in jars can make it last even longer.
If you pasteurize your jars correctly, then homemade apple butter should last up to about a year, maybe a little longer. The pasteurization process may vary depending on the jars you are using. Still, it usually involves placing them in a pot of almost boiling water.
You can usually pick up a few jars from
your local store; otherwise, Amazon has jars in stock. You may also want to get some jar clips to help stop burned fingers. Alternatively, a good canning kit will contain almost everything you need (except jars).
This pasteurization guide is perfect if you are looking to store your homemade products properly.
If you’d love to see how to make apple butter in the slow cooker, be sure to watch the video below. Alternatively, you can find the full recipe right below the video.
There are many other apple recipes you
can make in the slow cooker, all of which are great if you want to cook lots of apples
The apple shoemaker is a dessert that you should try if you love the apple. Dessert has a delicious pie toppings and is loaded with lots of deliciously tender apples. It’s one of my favorite recipes.
Another recipe that I think you may like is baked apples. Apples are filled with a delicious mixture of oatmeal and raisins and cooked slowly over several hours. I highly recommend trying it.
I hope this delicious slow cook apple butter works well for you. If you encounter any issues or have any comments you’d like to share, feel free to leave a comment below.